New Yorkers scored an historic victory when Governor Andrew Cuomo banned fracking in 2014. But our campaign against dirty energy continues, as we work to hold Governor Cuomo accountable to his own clean energy goals by stopping all pipelines, oil barges, gas-fired power plants, and other fracking infrastructure across the Empire State.
The movement to transition OFF fossil fuels in New York has achieved some real victories, including stopping the Port Ambrose gas facility, the Seneca Lake gas storage project, and the Constitution and Northern Access pipelines. But the buildout of inFRACKstructure continues throughout the state, threatening New Yorkers’ water, air, and public health. It also incentivizes more fracking in places like Pennsylvania and North Dakota, locking us into more decades of dirty fossil fuel use.
It’s time for Governor Cuomo to reject all fossil fuel projects and commit to transitioning to 100% renewable energy by 2035.
We are also urging Senator Chuck Schumer to play a key role in defending our essential resources. As Senate Minority Leader, Schumer must lead the resistance against Donald Trump’s plans to sell our water to Wall Street and roll back key environmental protections.
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Eric Weltman, New York Senior Organizer
Eric Weltman is a Senior Organizer for Food & Water Watch in New York. He has over 25 years of experience leading social justice campaigns and building progressive power.